Kanika Punwani

Writer, Editor, Proofreader

I am a creative writer with almost ten years of editorial experience and two years of faculty experience at the university level. A global citizen and avid traveller, I have worked with companies and institutions across the US and India. My skills include editing across various disciplines; writing for the lifestyle, luxury, popular culture and travel sectors; line- and copy editing; and teaching collegiate English composition and rhetoric.

Portfolio

Reviews -- Movies, Books, Media

Insignia - The UTV World Movies Magazine
11/01/2009
Dirty Dancing (Movie Review -- Waltz With Bashir) / Prisoner of War (Director Profile -- Ari Folman)

A pack of rabid dogs rushes forth, their mouths frothy with saliva. A dead horse stares vacantly ahead, its face swarming with flies. Buckets of blood nonchalantly thrown out of a van splash red on an otherwise muted palette. A stubbled soldier floats in a placid ocean, his face illuminated by flares that burst through the night sky. A man spins in an insane waltz amidst enemy fire. His partner? A trusted machine gun. Kanika Punwani writes on her psychedelic waltz with Bashir.

Travel

JetWings Domestic
04/01/2012
Turning the Tide

Sea odysseys have long been associated with treasure islands, uncharted territories and some memorable maritime disasters. A look back at some epic--and some not so well-known--voyages in history.

JetWings International
10/01/2012
All in the 'hood (Boston)

A look at some of Boston's numerous neighbourhoods offers a glimpse into the many faces of this city.

JetWings International
12/01/2012
Old Spice (Off the Beaten Path: Dubai)

Dubai may bring to mind the Burj Khalifa. shopping festivals and malls, but there's more to this city than meets the eye.

Imperia -- HDFC Bank's Luxury/Lifestyle Magazine
2011
Cruise Control

Example of a raw travel article submitted from my end before editorial revisions

Lifestyle, Luxury & Culture

Imperia -- HDFC Bank's Luxury/Lifestyle Magazine
05/01/2012
Luxe Living -- Tee Time

A look at the rise in popularity of golf in India and what attracts people to the sport.

JetWings Domestic (Design Issue)
07/01/2012
For Your Viewing Pleasure

Body art, graffiti, architecture and more; here's a rundown on coffee table books that focus on the graphic and visual languages of art and design.

Imperia -- HDFC Bank's Luxury/Lifestyle Magazine
09/01/2012
At Your Service

For those who enjoy the good life but don’t have the time to handle the logistics of luxury, help is just a phone call away in the form of the many concierge services popping up across the country.

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